Friday, 28 June 2013

Summer Scrapping

It's hard to believe that it's summer right now.
I'm still taking a hottie to bed most nights and it's raining outside....again.

But the talk is summer over at Cocoa Daisy tonight with the reveal of the new July Kit 'Cabana'.

Here are my kit sneaks.

The kit is so summery.
You can see more sneaks here from my fellow CD teamies.

And here is the sneak of the kit which goes at sale to the non subbers on the 1st July.

I'm so thankful to these kits arriving each month.
I can honestly say, that work is just so busy right now, if it wasn't for these gorgeous kits landing on my doorstep each month and me having to do no thinking , I don't know if I would be scrapping these past few months. 
Christine takes all that effort out for me.
So as you've probably guessed by my poor blogging, work is busy. It feels good though. When you work for yourself you have to be grateful for this and not moan.
I'm tired though.
This weekend however, plans got cancelled so I figured I'd planned to take time out anyway, so Hollie and I are painting her room. We have white and teal paint and some black chalkboard paint too : )
I did make a few cards this week. I blogged for Cocoa Daisy yesterday. You can see here.  
And I also made this LO earlier this month for my 'Just for fun' Cocoa Daisy challenge.
This challenge is about lifting my own style. You can see the full details of how to play along here.
And if you want to join in with the reveal tonight. It's 9pm EST here.
Have a fab weekend.
Hugs xxx

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Family Treats

Hello : )

I'm still here, or just about anyway.
I have to except I think that I don't scrap or blog well during my busy work months.
I should just be happy and enjoy the moments that I do get instead of stressing about it.

I did mange to do a LO and 3 cards this week.
I still had so much of my June Cocoa Daisy kit left and it's so beautiful this month that I couldn't just leave it sitting there.
So today I have put together a new blog post for Cocoa Daisy all about using frames on our work. What they do and different ways to use them.
I have used several pieces from different Cocoa Daisy designers so please come and check it out here.

As a taster, here's my piece.

All about our favourite family treat.
We go to our local hotel 'The Village' and get wings and fries. We take our Florida Books and ipad and plan our Florida trips .In the summer we sit outside and in the colder months we cozy up near the fire. We love it here.
I also made some cards for this blog post which are on the Cocoa Daisy blog today.
Thanks for staying with me during my busy times.
Have a great day xx  

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Mixed Media Art Class

Good Morning.
I'm really excited about this next class that I'm teaching in Swindon.
I was actually sad to leave the canvas behind at the store : (

It's a large canvas 14x20'' and has fab textured and layers. It looks worn and loved.
You can choose your own quote to go on it. I picked this one from Walt Disney.

The class is on Sunday 7th July in Sparkle Dreams in Swindon.
You can see all the details here.

It's going to be a fun and very messy one : )

Monday, 3 June 2013

You are my Happy Place

Quite easy to guess where that place is if you know me half well.

It's Magic Kingdom.
I love this photo of the sun setting over Cinderella's Castle.

I used my Cocoa Daisy Kit for this page. I do love a pop of colour against the craft look.
This months kit is so full of bits an pieces.  

I've just put together a whole post of Project Life inspiration over at Cocoa Daisy.
You can see it here. Lots and lots to see.

I hope you had a good weekend.
A busy one for us. Some gardening, lots of working, a roast beef dinner and some kids activities thrown in too.

See you soon xx 

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Giving you a Taster of Candy Shoppe

Yes, it's the 1st of the month which means NEW KIT!!

'Candy Shoppe' is the perfect name for this months Cocoa Daisy kit.
It's so sweet.
I love the sugary sweet summer tones which this month holds.

You can see it in full here.
I picked the 'Pixie Stix' addon and also the 'Candy Dots'. They just all work so well together. I've mish mashed the whole lot up this month giving me one huge kit to play with.

 Here's what I've made so far.

Lots of the addon 'Pixie Stix' here.

I wanted to tell the story of when we went on the Dumbo Ride at Magic Kingdom.
It was pretty lame and we all agreed when we got off. A Cast Member came around as we got off to go through a survey with us to hear what we thought about the ride. Louis scored it 8/10 on all accounts say ing how good it was. When she left we were confused and asked him why he's said that. He said that he hadn't wanted to hurt her feelings : )

I'm really struggling with taking photos. My favourite camera broke a couple of weeks ago : (
So I had to use Ade's big SLR this month and I'm not so used to it, so this is a combo of the SLR and instagram.

I also made this little card for a special 'bride to be'.

 It's a mixture of the Main Kit and the Pixie Stix addon.

I'll show my other LO tomorrow. I also made another LO last night that still needs the journaling and I have more planned and a mini book too.

Love this kit!!

This week has been really busy.
The kids have been off school and I've worked loads and have been getting over a cold too.
Tues-Thurs I started work at my desk at 7am and worked until almost midnight just trying to keep up. All meals were placed infront of my at my desk except for Thursday. I did whip up a quick cake as Louis and I went to a friend's in the aqrftrenoon with other friends. We had a lovely lunch and I did take work with me too and carried on again as soon as we got in. She kindly gave us a doggie bag so the family got fed that night and I reheated her noodles and ate at my desk again that night.
 I love Elma's wonderful Indonesian cooking. I'll change that to 'we all love Elma's Indonesian cooking'. : )

Kids are now out til this evening, so it's back at work for me again now.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a super weekend xxx